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Poster: northstar dead Date: Apr 11, 2008 4:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Three of a KIND

Just got back from fall 1983. Started at Santa Fe 9/10 and 9/11. Then strolled into 10/14 Hartford. Nothing left to do but Smile.Smile.Smile...Taped, primed and painted entire downstairs family-room while listening. I feel like I hit the jackpot this afternoon and enjoyed the hell out of three great shows. Good mind and space ahhh..

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Poster: billydlions Date: Apr 11, 2008 5:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: top 5 Brent Tours

Fall '83 is one of the best tours of the Brent years. Here's my top 5:

5) Fall '80. Starting with the shows in September thru the acoustic shows

4) Summer '82. Especially 8/1/82, 8/3/82, 8/7/82 & 8/10/82

3) Fall '83. Starting in Boise on 9/2/83, Red Rocks, Sante Fe, MSG and Hartford. Great audience recordings as well.

2) Spring '81. MSG on 3/9 & 3/10, 3/13, The European tour, then 5/1, 5/5, 5/6, 5/15, 5/16 (Barton Hall)

1) If I could follow any tour from start to finish it would be fall '81. The Long Beach shows in August, Greeks in September, ending with the blistering 2nd European tour of the year.

On top of that the aud's in 1981 are the finest IMO.

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Poster: orangejulius Date: Apr 12, 2008 5:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: top 5 Brent Tours

Thanks for the recommendations. I've long been trying to get into the band's 80s output. I haven't been blown away, even by allegedly great shows. However, I haven't met a show from 81 that has disappointed me yet. In particular, I can't say enough good things about Bobby's BDay show at the Melkweg, 10/16/81. From the 1st set, give that Cassidy another listen... actually creative improv and soloing. Second set is spectacular: they were in Europe, but that Playin' sounds like it was lifted from the Europe '72 tour. Samson and Delilah is one of the best versions I've heard. This is a show where the music really does play the band, but not with long, spacey jams but patient, tasteful group improvisation; you can almost hear them listening to each other as they complete each other's sentences. Perhaps its the intimacy of the venue or the fact that they played with borrowed equipment. Anyway, pull out your copy and give it a listen. Fantastic show. Novelty... yes. Overrated... no way.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Apr 11, 2008 4:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Three of a KIND

Hi northstar, How's the north holding up? You guys getting some good weather yet?

I hear you on the '83 there are some killer shows in early 80's. I recently listened to 12/31/83 and was mightily impressed.

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Poster: northstar dead Date: Apr 11, 2008 4:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Three of a KIND

Last weekend was beautiful, sunny and warm. Today it was snowing, not much accumulation but still a bummer. How are things your way?

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Apr 12, 2008 6:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Three of a KIND

Pretty good, spring is getting into full swing. Was out for a real nice Sail a week or so ago. I've got an 18 foot Catboat that is a perfect daysailor. This photo is not from that particular day but you get the idea.

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Poster: northstar dead Date: Apr 12, 2008 3:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Three of a KIND

Nice picture, is that Long Island area?

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Apr 12, 2008 3:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Three of a KIND

Yes Sir. The Great South Bay on the South shore of LI. That is the Robert Moses bridge in the background - it leads from the 'mainland' over to the beaches which constitute the barrier islands between Bay and Ocean. It connects with the western end of Fire Island national seashore.

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Poster: northstar dead Date: Apr 12, 2008 3:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Three of a KIND

Most of my family/relatives are from the Tri-State area. Been out to LI many times as a youngster. I was born in New Hyde Park. Grew up off exit 10 in N.J.

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